News from Dr. Cruz: Thank you to Counselors and Congratulations to Blackshear

Team AISD,

Great things are happening all over our district. This week, I'm proud to recognize Austin ISD counselors and Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy.

From elementary to high school, our school counselors help guide students on the path to success. Their support is critical at every stage, especially as our students make plans to graduate and explore life after AISD. This week is National School Counseling Week, and I hope you’ll join me in offering our school counselors a genuine thank you for all they do.  

I'm also excited to celebrate Blackshear Elementary for being nominated as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Blackshear is the only Central Texas school to be recognized and one of only 26 schools in Texas to earn the honor. Blackshear must now complete a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education. 

Thank you to our hardworking counselors and congratulations to Blackshear Principal Betty Jenkins and her amazing staff and students. You truly make me #AISDproud!


Paul Cruz, Ph.D.